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Dementia Action Week – Day 3: Cutlery-free Dining

For Dementia Action Week Day 3, we recognise the importance of treating people living with dementia with dignity and respect in every aspect of their lives, with mealtimes being no exception.

Launched at the beginning of the year, Avery Healthcare’s cutlery-free dining initiative makes mealtimes inclusive for all. Working in collaboration with Premier Foods, our experts Simon Lawrence, Head of Culinary and Hospitality, and Jo Crossland, Head of Dementia, worked to produce the guide, which provides recipes, advice, tips and tricks on how to adapt everyday meals into cutlery-free options for those who have difficulty eating.

There are many reasons why a person may have difficulty using cutlery to eat a meal or a snack. Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, arthritis, or a stroke can affect how an individual can utilise cutlery. As innovators within the care sector, it is of fundamental importance to Avery that this continues to develop throughout the culinary teams.  Avery Healthcare is at the forefront when it comes to creative and innovative care home meals. The cutlery-free guide aims to inspire and raise awareness around the importance of healthy, nutritional cutlery-free meals that are just as accessible as traditional dishes.

Click the links below to discover more about this innovative and exciting initiative.

Leading the Way with Care Home Meals 

What is Cutlery-free Dining? 

Cutlery-free Meal Examples

Cutlery-free Smoked Mackerel and Sweet Potato Fish Cakes 

Cutlery-free Fruit Pies


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